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Ohio Gen3 Girls Rest and Reach Out

Ohio Gen3 Girls Rest and Reach Out

A small group of Ohio Gen 3 girls spent a weekend of rest and retreat over the first weekend of October. One of the big motivations to get together was the amazing experience of unity at the Mariapolis this past summer. There was a great support team that made this happen, among the more instrumental: a mom and a gen2 friend!

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Experience: “No Thorn without a Rose”

Experience: “No Thorn without a Rose”

Most of you already know me, but I am Carlos Santos, a Brazilian focolarino living for two years now in the Men’s Chicago Focolare center. I would like to share an ongoing experience of mine about finding love in suffering

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The Word of Life builds Community

The Word of Life builds Community

Since 2009, a dozen or more of us gather every other month after Sunday Mass for a Word of Life group at St. Ferdinand Church in Chicago IL. 

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Chicago Gen3 Girls Cook Up Food and Fun

Chicago Gen3 Girls Cook Up Food and Fun

Girls from the Chicago area Focolare teen youth group, the Gen3 girls, recently came together to offer support and companionship to two of their Gen3 friends. The friends, who are sisters, recently underwent surgery and continue in a long rehabilitation program. Wanting to help, the other Gen3 girls came up with ways to support their friends’ family and keep up with their friends as they faced the long rehab time.

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Golfing for a United World

Golfing for a United World

On a recent fall weekend in Milwaukee, midwest golfers gathered to raise support for the Focolare’s North American little city, Luminosa. Luminosa is one of the Focolare’s thirteen little cities from across the world. These cities offer courses of formation for participants from all ages, nationalities, and walks of life. Most importantly, though, the Focolare’s founder Chiara Lubich saw these centers as an outward sign of the Focolare’s spirituality. Those who reside at Luminosa and those who visit aim at living a Gospel based life of mutual love. The goal of their witness and work is to help build universal brotherhood among all. Luminosa is situated in the beautiful Hudson Valley near Hyde Park, New York.

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